Overview

Gemma R. Galeoto is a Dallas trial attorney licensed in four states with a decade of experience. She focuses her practice on complex business disputes over a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial institutions, white collar, employment and trade secret litigation. Ms. Galeoto has significant courtroom experience as lead counsel in trials and arbitrations, as well as counsel in appellate oral argument in state and federal courts.

Ms. Galeoto's peers and community recognize her as a D Magazine "Best Lawyer Under 40" and name her among the top attorneys in Texas.

Representative areas of her practice include:

  • representing hospitals, insurers, healthcare and managed care organizations in liability disputes
  • representing financial institutions in lender liability and intercreditor disputes
  • representing shareholders, limited liability companies, and partnerships in business relationships and dispute resolution assisting companies in defending and bringing claims for fraud/breach of contract/misappropriation of trade secrets
  • defending financial institutions and nontraditional lenders against consumer disputes and class actions regarding Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), False Claims Act (FCA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) claims
  • fraudulent transfer disputes and trustee/receivership considerations
  • post-bankruptcy confirmation and adversary proceedings, including preference disputes
  • protecting employers and employees in non-compete disputes
  • obtaining emergency injunctive relief for clients
  • defending lawyers in various malpractice disputes with applicable state bars and advising on professional responsibility inquiries
  • serving entertainment law clients in drafting license and production agreements
  • appellate and arbitration briefing and oral argument

Credentials

Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Washington
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Texas
  • All State Courts in California
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • All State Courts in Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Memberships
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association, WE LEAD Leadership Class, 2019; Bench Bar Committee, Co-Vice Chair; 2019; Judiciary Committee, 2019
  • Genesis Alliance: Women's Shelter & Support, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Dallas Winds Symphony, Board of Trustees (2019-present), Assistant Secretary (2020)
  • Prism Health North Texas, Board of Directors, 2017-2018
  • Genesis Alliance: Women's Shelter & Support, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 2016-2020
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2014; Leadership Class, Steering Committee Member, 2013; Foundation, Life Fellow, 2012-Present; Older Wiser Lawyers (OWL) Committee Co-Chair, 2018; Animal Welfare Committee Member, 2012-Present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Women's Circle Committee Member and Mentor, 2017-2019
  • Women in the Law Council, State Bar of Texas Women in the Law Section, 2018
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Former Associate
  • Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals
  • Junior League of Dallas, Alumna
  • Texas Humane Legislation Network, Volunteer
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Commercial Litigation, D Magazine, 2018-2020
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2020
  • Order of Barristers, 2010
  • Fred C. Moss Outstanding Graduating Advocate of the Year, 2010

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